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Logging user access of my network

By jdclyde ·
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Going through my firewall this morning, just looking at log files for suspicious activity, and I noticed some of the NON work related sites people were going to.

Some shopping site with "finger" in the name.

Auto trading sites?

4 x 4 off road sites?

linkedin? (not me)

and then just above them, some place called TechRepublic? Why would anyone go THERE? :0

Any only one nudie site, but don't know who it is going there. (not me, no porn at WORK)

Do you ever look to see where people go on their breaks or other times?

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We use Websense to monitor web traffic

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to Logging user access of my ...

We use it for three purposes:

1). Content filtering. The obviously bad stuff gets the boot.

2). We review some of the logs to see if there are some sites that are getting an inordinate amount of attention from our employees, and determine whether or not we should add those to the blocked list (career sites for competing firms, for instance)

3). When asked by a supervisor, we will run audits on individual or departmental use. However, this has to be requested...we don't do this across the board.

On a personal level, I really couldn't care less what people do, so long as it doesn't interfere with the environment (streaming movie after movie) or put anyone at risk (malware, potentials for lawsuits, etc). Whether they are doing their job or not is between them and their boss.

As for the guys that report to me, I'm a goal-oriented person. If the tickets all get handled, projects completed on time and things are running smoothly, what can I say but "hope that trade for your fantasy football team works out"? :)

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I don't monitor at all

by jdclyde In reply to We use Websense to monito ...


Just happened to see that as I was looking for something else, was bored, so felt like sharing.....

One of the things I have always liked about the smaller companies, I don't have to play the IT Nazi.

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Definitely a plus at SMBs....

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to I don't monitor at all

...when you don't have to play IT Nazi, you get the chance to actually develop relationships with co-workers beyond the 'I need from IT' ones!

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